A form of music, and probably the most well known. Rock started in the '50s as "rock n' roll", and was made popular by musicians such as Elvis Presley and Little Richard. It was mainly inspired by the blues and jazz, so it would be upbeat and appeal to young people. Rock has been instrumental in the history of America, and without it, we wouldn't have our society as we know it. Rock has evolved largely over the years. In the '60s, it was the common music of hippies, THE counter-culture of that decade, and was made even more popular by the arrival of British bands such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. In the '70s, it went even further as the music of rebellion, and split off into various subgenres, such as psychedelic rock, progressive rock, punk rock, and early heavy metal. The '80s introduced MTV, music television, as well as furthering heavy metal, which spawned its own offspring, such as NWOBHM, thrash metal, and glam metal, also known as hair metal. In the '90s, alternative rock and grunge took over the radio, MTV, and the charts. Sadly, in the new decade, the 2000s, rock is being thrown off by rap, pop, and R&B, none of which are nearly as good. Unfortunately, today's youth would rather listen to shitty, repetitive, synth-laden pop and rap than real music. Rock isn't doing too well by itself, either. Most rock bands nowadays suck, as they also write overproduced shit. The question I have is, "What in the fuck happened to good old-fashioned rock n' roll?"
Stupid 12-year-old wannabe gangster: YO ROCK IZ DEAD, GET WIT DA TIMEZ YO!!!!!!!!11111!!!!1111 YALL NEEDZ 2 LISSENZ 2 SUM RAP!!!!!!!!!!!11111
Me: Learn how to speak English you dumb shit. And no, just because rock is slumping in CD sales this year doesn't mean that it's "dead". Rock will always be better than rap because:

1. They sing, rather than just talk about a bunch of bullshit that no one with an IQ of 100 or over wants to listen to.

2. They play instruments.

3. They have always been, and always will be, the all-time best-sellers of the music business.

Wannabe gangster: STFU DOOD, ITZ GAY AND U KNO IT!!!!!111

Me: Oh really? Well, you should know that not all music is about being a "gangsta". It's not dependent on synthesizers and not all of it has to be stuff you can dance to in some shitty nightclub. You getting me here?

Wannabe: YO, THIS SHYT IS GAY. IMA GET MA BOYZ HERE AND WE Z GONNA FUCK UZE UP!!!!!!!!!!1111111

Me: (sarcastically) Oh, I'm so scared. (grabs the little shit by the head and drop-kicks him)
#music #rock n' roll #beatles #heavy metal #elvis
by Paul Wooten October 07, 2006
used to defeat scissors in a game
damnit, i lost to the rock!
#stone #pebble #sand #ibeatscissors #losttopapaer
by aroooooooooooooooony August 30, 2006
A form of music that was once creative and meaningful, but slowly over the years has degraded to some teeny bopper shit for rich kids who are still stuck on the 2 week realation ship they had 3 months ago
Creed Default Nickelback who can tell he difference
by jimbly December 17, 2003
1. General greatness
1. You Rock
2. You rock my socks
3. Chris is a rock god
4. Lewis rocks!
by Cassie R. May 18, 2005
as in "you are my rock"...to hold steady, secure and safe
You are my ROCK of gilbralter.
by Helen Sherman May 30, 2003
1. Rock is a form of music that uses bass, guitars, drums and lyrics to support a central idea or cause. Lots of rock deals with sex and drugs, so for all you "metal heads" or "punk" dorks out there who say rap is meaningless and sucks, rock can, too. Lots of rock songs point out the flaws of society, Like most of the songs by System Of A Down and Rise Against. There are lots of subgenres of rock so take your pick, it's all awsome. Personally, I like classic bands like AC/DC, and Billy Joel. I also like KoRn and DevilDriver, so go figure.

And seriously, if you're going to place a stereotype or try and rip on any type of music, listen to it and remember that it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

2. a usually hard material made of natually occuring elements.
1. "Hot funk, cool punk, even if it's old junk it's still rock and roll to me!" -Billy Joel, Still Rock And Roll To Me

"Why must we kill our own kind?" - System of a Down, BOOM!

"Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here everyday. Learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play!" - Guns and Roses, Welcome to the Jungle

2. lime stone, slate, granite, schist, etc etc
#rock and roll #metal #punk #emo #poser
by Mistress Kitty March 29, 2008
1. a cool type of music
2. a way of expressing something cool
3. a stone
This rock music is really nice.
This rocks!!
Look at that rock.
That rock that listens to rock rocks!!
by Gorgey da Playa October 31, 2003
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